Abstract: A reference text for medical and paramedical personnel involved in the care of pregnant women and their children presents 13 detailed reviews on various aspects of the topic, prepared by experts in their respective fields. Topics include: the pharmacological basis of perinatal drug addiction and its recognition and treatment; obstetric aspects of drug use in pregnancy; presentation and application of a comprehensive model for therapy; the consequences ofintrauterine exposure to opiate and other dr ugs; the effects of marijuana, alcohol, and psychotropic drug abuse; methodological issues in investigating pregnancy drug abuse; immunological function and AIDS in drug-exposed infants; and legal issues. Literature references are appended to each of the papers.
|Publisher||Springer Science & Business Media|
|Rating||4/5 (96 users)|